On Saturday, young entrepreneurs showcased their innovative ideas at the 1st Annual Avila Beach Children’s Trade Fair.
Organizers say the event aims to give children a head start in their business careers and support their flourishing ideas.
The children who applied for a booth, all aged 14 or under, either created a product or service, developed a brand, or developed a marketing strategy.
âI love to cook, so I made two varieties of cupcakes and one kind of cookie,â said Cesar Magana, owner of Cup’d Cake and Cookies. “I don’t over-sell them just because I want everyone to benefit from them.”
At the fair, children interacted with customers to promote their ideas themselves. Any parent seen selling to customers or promoting their child’s product was disqualified from the contest.
Sponsors for the event included Acton Academy, the Action School of Business, the McKiernan family, and other donors and volunteers.
âToday’s young people are the innovators and business leaders of tomorrow. The Children’s Business Fair gives students the opportunity to spread their entrepreneurial wings and get a head start on promising business careers, âsaid Jeff Sandefer, founder of Acton School of Business, one of the sponsors. of the fair.
Prizes such as “most business potential” or “most creative idea” were awarded in each of the four age groups.
Since its inception, the Children’s Business Fair has organized over 900 events in 291 different cities. Find other local fairs or start your own at childrensbusinessfair.org.